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Celes Kobayashi boxer

Celes Kobayashi image
Status inactive
Division super flyweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Debut 1992-04-17
Born 1973-02-27
Nationality Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan
bouts
32
won
24
lost
5
draw
3
bouts
32
won
24
lost
5
draw
3
Status inactive
Division super flyweight
Height 5′ 6½″/169cm
Debut 1992-04-17
Born 1973-02-27
Nationality Japan
Residence Tokyo, Japan

Kobayashi made his debut in April 1992 in the bantamweight division, losing by 4th-round decision. He dropped down two weight classes to challenge the Japanese flyweight title in 1997, but sustained an injury in the 3rd round, and was unable to capture the title. He challenged the title again in April 1998, losing by 10-round decision, but finally won the title in September of the same year, winning the decision. He defended the title four times from 1998 to 2000.In August 2000, Kobayashi made his first attempt at the world title against Malcolm Tunacao for the WBC Flyweight title. The fight was a draw, and the champion, Tunacao, retained the title. Kobayashi made his second try for the world title in March 2001, challenging Leo Gamez for the WBA Super flyweight title. He won by TKO in the 10th round, having dominated Gamez for the entire fight.

Kobayashi made his debut in April 1992 in the bantamweight division, losing by 4th-round decision. He dropped down two weight classes to challenge the Japanese flyweight title in 1997, but sustained an injury in the 3rd round, and was unable to capture the title. He challenged the title again in April 1998, losing by 10-round decision, but finally won the title in September of the same year, winning the decision. He defended the title four times from 1998 to 2000.In August 2000, Kobayashi made his first attempt at the world title against Malcolm Tunacao for the WBC Flyweight title. The fight was a draw, and the champion, Tunacao, retained the title. Kobayashi made his second try for the world title in March 2001, challenging Leo Gamez for the WBA Super flyweight title. He won by TKO in the 10th round, having dominated Gamez for the entire fight.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 9, 2002 Alexander Munoz WWWWWW Nippon Budokan LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 1, 2001 Jesus Rojas WDLWWW Arena, Yokohama WIN
Split-decision
March 11, 2001 Leo Gamez LWWWLW Arena, Yokohama WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 20, 2000 Malcolm Tunacao WWWWWW Kokugikan World Boxing Council World Flyweight

DRAW
Split-decision
April 2, 2000 Hayato Asai WWLWWW Korakuen Hall Japanese Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 7, 1999 Katsuhiro Akita LWWWWL Kokugikan Japanese Flyweight

WIN
Points
July 3, 1999 Shin Terao WWWDLL Japanese Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 6, 1999 Hideyasu Ishihara WW Korakuen Hall Japanese Flyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1998 Nolito Cabato WDWWLW Japanese Flyweight

WIN
Majority decision
July 4, 1998 Hiroshi Kobayashi LDWWWL Japanese Flyweight

WIN
Points
April 4, 1998 Nolito Cabato WWDWDW Korakuen Hall Japanese Flyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
Nov. 11, 1997 Jojo Torres WLDWLL Korakuen Hall WIN
KO
Sept. 13, 1997 Nolito Cabato WWWWDW Matsumoto Japanese Flyweight

DRAW
TD
May 16, 1997 Jun Lansaderas LLWLLL Japanese Flyweight

WIN
KO
March 10, 1997 Marlon Terado LLDLLW WIN
KO
Nov. 22, 1996 Kazuhiro Ryuko WWW LOSS
Points
July 31, 1996 Eiji Shigeyasu LWWLWW WIN
Points
May 3, 1996 Christopher Saguid LLLWLL WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 1996 Makoto Soto WIN
Points
Oct. 20, 1995 Seiji Iwaisako LL WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 5, 1995 Makoto Irie LLWWDW WIN
Points
June 3, 1995 Ryo Kurushima WWWWWD Korakuen Hall WIN
Points
Dec. 17, 1994 Akira Taiga WLWWWW DRAW
Points
Nov. 11, 1994 Motonari Kashima WDWW WIN
Points
Oct. 11, 1994 Takeshi Miyamoto WLW WIN
KO
Sept. 2, 1994 Shiro Arai WW WIN
KO
March 5, 1994 Toshihiro Matsuoka WIN
KO
Sept. 16, 1993 Yoshimasa Kiyota D LOSS
Points
July 15, 1993 Takiji Kiyokawa L WIN
KO
April 3, 1993 Hiroyuki Ida WIN
Points
Dec. 1, 1992 Takiji Kiyokawa WIN
KO
April 17, 1992 Isao Mori LOSS
Points